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Chaiim StudiosBy Chaiim Studios
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Chaiim StudiosBy Chaiim Studios
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$923
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 7 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Eliyo?

Eliyo is a browser based fantasy world that is meant to be explored. You play as an adventurer out of the metropolis of Lavinth with a goal to capture and train elons, intelligent animal companions. Raise your pets to be fierce foes in battle to keep you safe in your travels and help you advance the ranks from poverty as you collect loot and treasure along the way. Train hard and compete to win battle tournaments for fame and riches.

Lavinth Poor District
Lavinth Poor District

You start with little money and no pets until a kindly stranger shows favor to you and gives you an elon in exchange for a small task. Elons have personality, moods, and needs that affect how they interact with you and world around them.

Eliyo has a publicly available beta so you can play today!

Review from Hoodie Talks

 Review from Irisidium

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Elons are not just a static image but respond to their current environment based on their personality and mood. There are multiple poses that reflect an elons current disposition which are affected by their current needs and the relationship they have with the individual visiting them. 

Nyrin in it's many adult poses
Nyrin in it's many adult poses

Along with the varying poses a textual response is given to tell you exactly how your pet is responding to your visit.  How they react is dependent on their specific and unique traits - and these traits also determine how they act when they're alone. Increase your relationship enough and you can even form a bond that keeps the elon young. 

Visiting at different times and relationship levels
Visiting at different times and relationship levels

Elons are autonomous creatures and every hour will do an action. Actions vary widely from crying at you for attention to raiding your bag for something to do or eat. Sometimes they will even go off and explore.

Various elon activities from the log
Various elon activities from the log

With your help we can bring even more activities to Eliyo including activities dealing with elon to elon interaction! Just like other actions relationships and personality will play in how this interaction plays out.

Our turn based battle system allows you to carefully strategize each of your moves. Attacks are made up of elements of which there are 8 in the world. Each element has strengths and weaknesses, so choose carefully! 

Live battle example
Live battle example

Influence an elons elemental abilities directly to strengthen their proficiency when using an element or increase their resistance against specific elements! You can even train your fire elon to resist water damage! But the total amount of influence you have is limited, so choose carefully!

NPC Battling

Battle npc adventurer's for an even greater challenge! If you can win you'll earn coin and fame, lose and you'll have to pay coins yourself, so make sure you're prepared beforehand!

Elons can be bred together to create unique offspring with their own coloring, marking combinations, and arrangement of parts. We use pseudo genetics to keep things fun and easy to understand. Both parents and grandparents genetics are considered when determining what values pass on. 

Breeding Generation 1
Breeding Generation 1

If you breed two elons that have a marking showing it'll generally get stronger, and if you breed two where the marking doesn't show (but is carried) it'll get weaker. This means you can strengthen or remove markings from your lines by selectively picking what you want to carry on!

Breeding Generation 2
Breeding Generation 2

You can also crossbreed in Eliyo sometimes unlocking parts that are not otherwise found in the wild!

Exploration is a big part of Eliyo and a big reason this Kickstarter is needed. The town explore feature will allow you to interact with NPCs based on the time of day and day of the week. You'll be able to have real conversations that affect your relationship with them and your reputation as a whole. 

The world is meant to be discovered, with a lot of little features sprinkled throughout. One example is Evander who has different hiding spots throughout Lavinth. If you can find him, he'll give you a prize to keep his location hidden.

Another npc will play the shell game with you, and the first round is free!  But something just feels off about round two, he does have a rather seedy look in his eyes!

Immerse yourself in the world even further by completing tasks for the npcs around town. As an extension to our dialog system, you'll also have freedom in your responses which affect your relationships to them.

A basic quest example
A basic quest example

There will be repeatable quests along with more limited story based quests. Some questing and dialog will also be per season, giving you a reason to keep coming back! 

Up to now your adventurer has been a faceless individual. But we want you to really be able to bring your character to life. There will be choices for many different hairs, faces, and colors with lots of care given to represent many types of people

Layer outfits how you want with our extensive layering system to create the perfect look! You can even choose whether you want your hood up or down if your wearing a cloak!

We strive to have a friendly community that is fun for everyone. Interact with other players on the forums or through private messages. Challenge other players to a friendly battle as you raise your elons in community together. 

Customize your avatar and collect badges to represent yourself and display your achievements to other players.

Play mini games at the Lavinth Gaming Corner. Currently we have Mahjong Solitaire, but soon more will be added along with leader boards and trophies for each of the games!

Planned games include more from Adlwin's that are always available along with some that will have to be found and unlocked through exploration and npc interaction!

We feel music and sound goes a long way in making you feel immersed in the world. That's why music and sound are important to us as well. Listen below to some of our created songs for Eliyo.

 View music directly on Soundcloud.

Rewards

Same as the Dragon Tamer tier below, but get a discount for being an early backer! Limited to 50 people so get it while you can!

Same as the Dragon Master tier below, but get discounted pricing for being an early backer! Limited to 25 people, so get it while you can!

Supporter Trophy is a kickstarter trophy that displays on your profile, so people can always see you were an early supporter of Eliyo.

Zorvic Kickstarter Plushie is a limited kickstarter edition Zorvic plushie. Coloring similar to the Dragon mascot.

Adventurer Bundle includes some prisms, yokio herbs and other useful adventurer items to help you on your journey.

Dev Access will give you access to in development features like the town exploration. It won't be for every new feature, but ones that take a little longer like questing and npc battling allowing you to really shape the games future with early feedback!

Lavinth WIP Scroll is a limited edition collectible scroll item. Scrolls are in game collectable pieces of art which can be viewed showing the full piece.

Preat Kickstarter Plushie is a limited Kickstarter edition Preat plushie coloring themed after the Mascot Dragon.

Dragon Mascot allows you to get the rare Dragon breed with the kickstarter exclusive color scheme seen above. While the colors are decided, you can pick the element, personality, and gender of your Mascot Dragon. 

Element Changer a rare and limited item that allows you to change the element of any of your elons to the element(s) of your own choosing instead. [Single Use]

Nyrin Kickstarter Plush is a limited kickstarter edition of the Nyrin plushie themed after the kickstarter Mascot Dragon.

Mascot Dragon Plush Kickstarter exclusive plushie colored like the Dragon mascot. Not single use but can be used up.

Greater Yokio Herb a more powerful breeding herb that isn't resisted as often in breeding. Especially nice when breeding Dragons as they tend to resist more often. 

Dragon Custom get a Dragon custom with up to 5 markings. You will also be able to pick their elements, personality, and gender.

See previous tier for more information on the Mascot Dragon, Mascot Dragon Plush, Zorvic Plush, Preat Plush, Nyrin Plush, Element Changer, and Greater Yokio Herb.

Choice of Avatar Outfit choose between the Dragon Adventurer and Dragon Uniform avatar outfits with the limited kickstarter edition coloring. Both outfit sets will be rare with any coloring.

View Dragon Adventurer Outfit

View Dragon Uniform Outfit

Lavinth Blueprint Scroll a very limited collectible scroll that enlarges to show the blueprint image of Lavinth concept art.

Custom Plushie get a plushie designed to your specifications on colors and parts. Should match what is available for elons and not be a part or marking that doesn't actually exist. Can be any elon species available including the Dragon breed.

Avatar Outfits get both Dragon Adventurer and Dragon Uniform avatar outfits in the limited Kickstarter edition coloring.

Design a Game Item such as a food, toy, or rune stone. You will be able to design the look and attributes of the item. All item designs are subject to approval and must fit within the realm of the world. You can contact us for approval before choosing this tier.

Design Avatar Outfit to be added to the world and be available in game. The outfit can have multiple pieces for layering. You can contact us for approval before choosing this tier.

Design an Elon part to be added to the world. Part must fit within the realm of the world and the specific lore of the pet as well as within the constraints of our system. A valid part example could be an alternate ear, tail, or horn. An invalid part would be a different body, legs, or mouth.  You can contact us to get prior part approval before choosing this tier.

Design a New Species to be added to the world. Work with us and the artist to bring your vision to life. Species must fit within the realm of the world and is subject to approval. Creature must not resemble copy written characters or creatures from other games. You can contact us to get prior species approval before choosing this tier.

Stretch Goals

While we hope to be able to release these features no matter what and have many other features we hope to include as well, meeting these stretch goals make them able to happen sooner and in a more reasonable time frame!

We have also had many contributors both paid and volunteer of which Eliyo would not be the same without. Our list of contributors.

Timeline

[August 2013 - Eliyo started as a concept with the first programming laid out]

[April 2016 - Closed Beta started]

[October 2016 - Public Beta Started]

[2017-2019 - Lots of updates and additions!]

[February  2019 - Kickstarter Launched]

[March 2019 - Kickstarter Ends]

[April 2019 - Finish giving out all Trophies]

[May 2019 - Dev Access Opened up for Town Explore ]

[July 2019 - Dragon finished up and released to Kickstarter Backers, base avatar system also released]

[August 2019 - Quests and Dialog system released to full user base with some quests]

[September 2019 - NPC Battling released to full user base]


Eliyo could be great, with your help! Please help by spreading the word!

Risks and challenges

Eliyo is already an established site with a lot of the core functionality finished helping to mitigate a lot risk. We are dedicated to bringing this project the rest of the way to completion.

The biggest risk for the project is the timeline and delays. While we have worked to overcome that by padding realistic goals with extra time to account for unforeseen issues, there is always a chance things could take longer than anticipated as we work to delivery the best game we can. That being the case we do promise to communicate with you as we go to let you know if something is going to take longer than initially planned along with a general idea of why things are delayed and the new timeline expected.

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